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Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

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UNDERGRADUATES

  • Post-graduation data was gathered on 83.5% of the 1,255 students who graduated with a BSBA degree in 2016.
  • 92% had employment or job offers within 3 months of graduation (does not include students who were going on to graduate school, had other plans, or were not seeking jobs).
  • The average reported salary was $50,048.
  • 11.2% of all students reporting were going on for advanced degrees.

The following average and median salaries should be substituted into the following two charts. The middle column is the averages; and the second column is the medians.

bar graph of undergraduate salaries in 2017

MASTER’S PROGRAMS

  • Post-graduation data was gathered on 91.8% of the 319 students who graduated with a master’s degree in 2015.
  • The percent who had employment or job offers within 3 months of graduation (not including students who had other plans, or were not seeking jobs):
    • MBA graduates – 98% employed
    • M.S. in Accounting graduates – 97% employed
    • M.S. in Business Analytics graduates - 100% employed
    • M.S. in Entrepreneurship graduates – 100% employed
    • M.S. in Management Info. Systems graduates – 73% employed
    • M.S. in Quantitative Financial Economics graduates – 80% employed
    • M.S. in Information Assurance graduates – 100% employed
  • The average reported salary was $74,895.

bar graph of masters salaries in 2017

PHD PROGRAMS

  • Post-graduation data was gathered on 100% of the 22 students who graduated with a Ph.D. in 2016.
  • 100% had employment or job offers within 3 months of graduation (not including students who had other plans, or were not seeking jobs).
  • The average reported salary was $141,450 and the median was $117,250.

RETENTION

  • 82.9% of students who were classified as new freshman in the Spears School of Business in Fall 2015 were still at OSU in Fall 2016.

GRADUATION

  • Students who graduated with a BSBA degree in 2016: 
    • Attempted a median of 144 hours of which 109 hours were at OSU.
    • At the median they successfully completed 92.0% of their attempted hours, and completed 91.0% of the hours they attempted at OSU.
    • 70.0% of students who started as freshmen in the Spears School graduated within 6 years.

CERTIFICATION PASS RATES

  • The M.S. in Accounting program provides students with the necessary credentials to sit for the CPA Exam. The final course in this program is a CPA Review. Students who took the CPA review in 2016 have sat for 126 CPA exam parts as of August 1, 2017, and passed 80% of those parts.
  • SAS certifications pass rates for 2016-2017 are: 
    • Base SAS programming certification – 95.0%
    • SAS Business Analyst certification – 100.0%
    • Advanced SAS programming certification – 76.0%